In 1996, we bought an old farm house in Assagao's Valley of Flowers, a serene setting with a generous garden filled with mango, teak and coconut palms.
Sprawled over 75 endless acres in idyllic South Goa, the property boasts a 12 hole, par 3 golf course for the aficionados. And if you prefer to unwind by not doing anything at all, you have the Mobor Beach pretty much to yourself. The bustling fishing village along the Sal River, to the south, offers a fascinating insight into how the lucky locals of Goa live.
If the urge to escape to the ends of the earth strikes you, visit Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel. It exists in its own space and time on the northernmost tip of Goa.